PAWNEE CITY – For the first time ever, Diller-Odell are Pioneer Conference Tournament champions.
The Lady Griffins (16-2) were able to top Falls City Sacred Heart (19-1) 42-32 at Pawnee City High School, to take the Pioneer Conference crown on Saturday night.
Madison Hajek was big-time for the Griffins, with 20 points, 12 of them in the 4th quarter. The Lady Griffins only held a two-point 4th quarter lead, but stepped up defensively only holding FCSH to two, fourth quarter points.
Diller-Odell had the lead for most of the contest, but Sacred Heart took a brief lead in the 2nd quarter. The Irish trailed by three at half.
Haylee Heits led the way for the Lady Irish with 10 points. Jade Hill had eight.
Madison Jurgens scored 10 points for DOHS.
The win for the Griffins avenged an earlier season five-point loss to Sacred Heart.
The Griffins next play College View, while Sacred Heart will take on North Andrew (MO).